Cardinals activate Carlos Martinez Jersey, Yadier Molina from disabled list

The Cardinals received a boost to their lineup and rotation Tuesday by activating Carlos Martinez and Yadier Molina from the disabled list.
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Martinez is slated to return to the Cardinals’ rotation Tuesday against the Marlins after needing a little more than three weeks to recover from a right lat strain. He only needed 63 rehab innings.

Privately, many in the front office wondered about the contrast between LaLoosh’s million-dollar arm and what some called his five-cent head, and that’s why Davis was brought into the mix. Teaching LaLoosh, who chose the nickname Nuke early in the season, how to be a professional pitcher, was challenging, to say the least. The often-contentious lessons, sources told TSN, were wide-ranging, from simple things like the importance of keeping fungus off shower shoes to how to hold a baseball — like an egg, lest the batter scramble the pitch — to not thinking too much on the mound to the importance of not messing with a winning streak.

I just try to play the game hard. I don’t try to play the game dirty, Odor, who has been accused in the past of being a dirty player, told reporters after the game, per the (Fort Worth, Texas) Star-Telegram. I play second base. I know what is dirty and what is C.J. Mosley Jersey not dirty. That’s why I was surprised (Simmons) was (angry with me). For me, it was not dirty.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia wasn’t quite sure about that.

Odor plays hard like our guys play hard, but I think the slide was a little bit of a veer, Scioscia told reporters, per the Los Angeles Times. Simmons is fine (with) going hard, but he’s got a nasty gash on his shin; he got spiked pretty hard. It looked like Odor got a little wide on the slide.

Simmons was in the Russell Shepard Jersey lineup for Saturday’s game between the teams. (UPDATE: He was hit in the spiked leg by a Cole Hamels cutter his first time up. Hamels appeared to be angry with himself for missing badly with his pitch.)